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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 10, 2007


 
 
State Police Hail Graduates of the 75th
Trooper Youth Training Class

Sea Girt, N.J. – Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Gilbert, today hosted commencement exercises for 87 high school seniors from across the state as they completed a weeklong, police-oriented educational program with the 75 th New Jersey State Police Trooper Youth Week training class.

“Over the many years the State Police have run this rigorous training program for young adults, we have often seen it create a profound impact on their lives,” said Gilbert. “Furthermore, it may serve as an important stepping-stone to a career in law enforcement, or any other career they may seek. We commend them for their accomplishment,” he added.

Sponsored by the Department of Law & Public Safety and the Division of State Police, the Trooper Youth Week training program, which began in 1965, provides young people interested in a law enforcement career with “real life” police experience. Over the 40-year period an estimated 4000 students have participated in the program. Many of the graduates have gone on to careers in law enforcement on the federal, county, and local level . To date, 78 Trooper Youths have joined the ranks of the New Jersey State Police.

The “future” troopers of the 75 th New Jersey State Police Trooper Youth Week training class participated in a wide range of activities – activities that simulate the actual police recruit training experience. The Trooper Youth cadets were exposed to the regimen of reveille, roll call, academic classes, tough physical fitness training and actual police field exercises.

As part of the training program, State Police instructors placed special emphasis on exposing the Trooper Youth cadets to the unique pressures and problems associated with illegal drug use, teen violence and the aftermath of violent and deadly acts. The students also learned about New Jersey’s vast cultural diversity and the constitutional guarantees afforded all citizens.

 Additionally, the Trooper Youth cadets explored practical and theoretical areas of police science, including the history and functions of the New Jersey State Police; crime scene investigation procedures; firearms safety; CPR and lifesaving techniques; motor vehicle law and safety; the rapidly expanding use of computers and technology in police work; teenage drinking and driving and use of the breathalyzer; and overall exposure to police work as a career.

The following contain a list of the graduates:

 GRADUATES OF THE 75 th TYW CLASS

Krystal Bailey ........................................Teaneck High School

Corey Betrix ............................ Southern Regional High School

William Bolletino Jr. ......................... Woodstown High School

Scott Brands ..................... Warren Hills Regional High School

Melissa Brightman ............... Freehold Township High School

Jake Brogan ............... Delaware Valley Regional High School

Glenn Campbell Jr. ............. Clearview Regional High School

Robert Cantoni ............................ Buena Regional High School

Nicholas Carrara ....................... Eastern Regional High School

Christina Carson ..................... Gateway Regional High School

Joseph Carson ......................... Gateway Regional High School

James Casadona ............................ New Hampton High School

Kevin Catullo ........................... North Hunterdon High School

Patricia Cerqueira .................................. Marlboro High School

Matthew Curasco .................. Jefferson Township High School

Jesse de Agustin ..........................West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South

Bruce De Santis ........................... Buena Regional High School

Dustin DePinto ..................................... Allentown High School

Nicole Diaz ........................... Kittatinny Regional High School

Jon Domzalski ............................................... St. Augustine Prep

Michael Donofrio ................... Red Bank Catholic High School

Billie Dorr .............................................. Allentown High School

Mark Doyle ................................ North Hunterdon high School

John Duvall .............................. Overbrook Senior High School

Jennifer Estevez .......................................... Linden High School

Maxwell Finch ......................................... Shawnee High School

Ryan Fletcher ....................................... Manalapan High School

John Fogarty IV .................................... Ocean City High School

Courtney Gallagher ................. Archbishop Ryan High School

Anthony Gallo .......................................... Dumont High School

Michael Gallo ................................ Union Catholic High School

Megan Garrison .................................. Manchester High School

Jeffrey George ..................... West Essex Regional High School

Steven Goemaat ...................... Vernon Township High School

Shane Harris ............................................... Paul VI High School

Timothy Hesse Jr. . ...................Greater Egg harbor Regional High School

Timothy Higgins ................................ Manasquan High School

James Hoffman ......................................... Millville High School

Robinson Hunt ............................................ Seneca High School

Keon Ivery ................................................. Teaneck High School

Jeffrey Johnson ..................................... Ocean City High School

Christopher Kane ..................... North Hunterdon High School

James Kelly .................................................. Seneca High School

Jovanni Kelly ......................... Red Bank Regional High School

Brendan Kiely ...................... River Dell Regional High School

Jesse Kolich .......................................... Rutherford High School

Brian Kozlowicz ...................................... Paramus High School

Robert Kurz Jr. .................... Bridgewater-Raritan High School

Matthew Lucchesi .................... High Technology High School

Tyler Mackesy ........................ Vernon Township High School

Matthew Mahoney ............................. Manasquan High School

Mark Maloney ............................ Eastern regional High School

Jennifer Maslowski ....................... Williamstown High School

Ashley Massa ............................. Central Regional High School

Benny Matos ...................................... Phillipsburg High School

Adam May ................................................ Roxbury High School

Amanda McElroy ................................... Arlington High School

Sean McGivney ............................ Wall Township High School

Joseph Meagher .............. Hamilton East-Steinert High School

Kenneth Merlock ........................ Buena Regional High School

Patrick O’Neill ................................... West Morris High School

Robert Palmiere III ............. West Essex Regional High School

Albert Patrick .................................... Woodbridge High School

Efrain Pena ............................................... Emerson High School

Daniel Pilla ................................................. Lenape High School

Jonathan Pistone .................................... St. Joseph High School

Eric Postma ................................ Eastern Christian High School

Jeffrey Pownall ................ Hamilton East-Steinert High School

Ethan Prol ................................... Trinity Christian High School

Matthew Rubenstein .................... Highland Park High School

Paul Sanchez ................................. Hamilton West High School

Davis Santiago Jr. ........................ Buena Regional High School

Nicholas Scull .................. Cumberland Regional High School

Ashley Sheppard ..................................... Millville High School

Christopher Sisco ...................... South Brunswick High School

Grant Smith ........................................ Phillipsburg High School

Jonathan Smith ............................. Triton Regional High School

Theodore Stanko ................................... Salem County Vo-Tech

Danylo Szpyhulsky ...................... Union Catholic High School

Anthony Tarricone ................ Highland Regional High School

Harry Theurer .............................................. Delran High School

Jason Vanderhoof ............................ Somerset County Vo-Tech

David Vennard Jr. ....................................... Senaca High School

Daniel Villano ................................... West Morris High School

Connor Walsh ................................ St. Peters Prep High School

David Webb .................................... James J. Ferris High School

Frank Wulff ........................................Madison High School

 

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